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  • Nail Apex Tutorial

    Nail Apex with Acrylic Powder Dip Nails
    That side profile though 😍 Perfect your insta-worthy nailfie by amping up your apex. Your natural nails have a subtle curve, and creating a glamorous mani means defining that shape. This tutorial shows you exactly how to build a natural apex with acrylic dip powder. Plus you can see the perfect nail apex placement from a side view, too!
    PRO TIP:

    Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.

    Step 1
    • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond. Allow it to dry completely.
    Step 2
    • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base across middle third of nail and immediately dip finger into Base & Finish.

    PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

    Step 3
    • Carefully paint a second coat of Step 2 Base along upper two thirds of nail and dip into Base & Finish.
    Step 4
    • Repeat, this time covering the upper three fourths of nail bed.
    Step 5
    • Paint a layer of Step 2 Base over entire nail and dip into Base & Finish.

    PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

    Step 6
    • Paint a layer of Step 3 Activator over the entire nail to harden the Base & Finish. Allow 3-5 minutes to dry.
    Step 7
    • File and buff nails to your desired shape and thickness.
    Step 8
    • Add Step 2 Base, leaving a ¼ inch gap at base of nail. Dip into CL-69.
    Step 9
    • Repeat, this time leaving a ⅛ inch gap at base of nail.
    Step 10
    • Repeat again, leaving just a tiny line at the base.

    PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

    Step 11
    • Add final layer of Base and CL-69 over entire nail.

    PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

    Step 12
    • Finish nails as usual! Activate, buff, & seal.

    PRO TIP: Don't apply more than 2 coats of Sealer as this will prevent even drying & may result in a gummy mani.

    Finish!
    • Master your mani side view for a flawless nailfie!

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